WOOLSTON Rovers will be looking to build on their opening day victory against Oulton Raiders when they make the long trip to Hull on Saturday to face Skirlaugh in National Conference League Division One.

Skirlaugh were defeated 26-10 at Crosfields in their first game.

Rovers NCL coach Liam Lawton said: “We had a great start to the season on Saturday and we now need to back that up with another big performance at Skirlaugh.

“Traditionally trips to Humberside are always tough but it is one that we are all looking forward to.

“Skirlaugh have a very good home record but we need to go there with the same mindset that we showed against Oulton and if we can do that then we will give ourselves a great chance of coming away with the right result.

“We should have a couple of players back available this week but the lads who performed so well last week have certainly given the coaching staff a nice selection headache.”

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In the same division, Crosfields are away to Dewsbury Moor Maroons on Saturday.

The Yorkshire side were 8-4 victors at home to Waterhead Warriors last week.

Meanwhile, Woolston Rovers’ North West Men’s League side start their league campaign with a home fixture against Widnes St Maries at Monk Sports Club in the NWML Entry Division, kick off 2.30pm.

They will do so after exiting the NWML Shield 44-8 away to a strong Haydock Warriors side at the weekend.

Woolston player/coach Craig Woolvine said: “It will be nice for us to start our league fixtures with a home game.

“We gave a good account of ourselves last week at Haydock and hopefully we can benefit from that run out when we face St Maries.

“We had several new faces in our ranks at Haydock and if we can add a few more returning lads to the side this week then we will provide a stern test for our opponents.”

Also in action on Saturday, Bank Quay Bulls play host to Wigan St Judes in NWML Division Three.